Important Photograph during the Indian Wars in the Dakota’s
around the time of Wounded Knee of Generals Thomas
Ruger, Nathan Augustus Dudley, General Armstrong, Major
Hamilton 1s Cav, Lt Cole 3rd Inf, Dr Prile, Lt Colonel AK
Arnold 1st Cav, Lt Bates 18th Infy, Lt Wainwright 1st Cav.


Rare view of Custer as a Brigadier General by Whitehurst
Washington DC


Brady cdv of General George Custer.


Anthony Stereoview of Custer and pet Dog taken early in the
War.  Rare (PB)


1893 dated Cabinet Card of General EOC Ord and his son,
and grandson at for Custer Montana in Sept of 1893.  Also a
28 page published booklett on General Ord’s life.  Famous
Western photographer OS Goff in Dikinson ND.  Ord would
have been stationed there in the Indian Wars at the time. 


Important Postal Cover sent from General George Custer to
Libby at Fort Leavenworth Kansas in 1870 written out in his
hand which contains his autograph.  Postage underpaid as a
Due 12 Stamp is on the cover also. This cover was saved by
Libby Custer and came from her personal estate down to our


Rare Cover made out to Mrs George Custer from here
husband though not written in his hand.  From Fort
Levenworth Kansas to Libby in Topeka Ks.  Contains 7 Grilled
3cent stamps and two rare 5 cent Jeffersons.  Cover is a bit
rough, but important.


LS by Phil Sheridan, HQ Military Dept of the Misouri, 10/2/72,
four pages written in Chicago, to John Allen Campbell,
Govenor of Wyoming “in reference to sinking an artisian well
on the military reservation of at Fort A D was my
intention to contract for its completion with some of the men
who follow boring artesian well’s as a business and who are
now engaged in putting down numerous wells in this city, but
as they had no means of knowing the must be on the
basis of boring solid granite which was absurd and made the
contract impossible.  Failing in this, the only way skilled labor
in sinking the well under the supervision of the
Quartermasters dept.”  Signed P H Sheridan. as Lt General
USA.  Interesting Indian Wars information on the troubles
getting water at forts. 


Extremely Important view of Colonel Albert T Barnitz 2nd Ohio
Cavalry and 7th US Cavalry WIA Washita!  “Captain Albert
Barnitz (1835-1912)  Cleveland Ohio Photographer,   Very
Rare Interesting view with Colonel’;s Eagles and 7th Cavalry

“Albert Trorillo Siders Barnitz was a captain in the 7th US
Cavalry commanding G Company of Major Elliott’s squadron
during the Battle of the Washita. Barnitz was born on March
10, 1835, at Bloody Run, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County,
but moved to Ohio shortly after his birth. He attended Kenyon
College and the Cleveland Law College but was for the most
part a self-educated man. Barnitz toured the Midwest,
conducting classes in elocution and performing dramatic
readings, and in 1857, he published a volume of poetry.
Barnitz enlisted in 1861 as a sergeant in G Company of the
Second Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. He saw action on the Kansas
frontier against William Quantrill’s guerrillas. He also led a raid
on Confederate transportation lines in Tennessee. This
mission was a complete success but proved nearly fatal to
Barnitz, whose horse slipped and fell on him, causing severe
injuries that included a broken jaw. After his recovery, he was
reunited with his regiment, and served in Virginia, where the
Second Ohio had become a part of the Army of the Potomac.
Barnitz was later awarded a brevet to major for gallantry and
meritorious services at Ashland Station, where he was
wounded in the thigh while leading his men in a charge on
foot. In September 1865, the Second Ohio was mustered out
of service. In November 1866 Barnitz received an
appointment as a captain in the 7th US Cavalry.
During the morning of November 27, Barnitz sustained a
gunshot wound to the stomach while skirmishing with fleeing
Indians. It is believed that Magpie shot Barnitz. Although he
was expected to die, the captain survived his ordeal and was
awarded a brevet to colonel for distinguished gallantry.

Albert Barnitz died on July 18, 1912, in Asbury Park, New
Jersey, from the effects of a growth that formed around the
old wound. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.